Wm A Kingman, KTHO 590, South Lake Tahoe,
Fri, Nov 8, 2002
(Click on Photos for Larger View)
Wednesday night's windstorm (Nov 6, 2002) knocked-down the power lines...
which started a 25-acre fire at the transmitter site...
which burned next to the transmitter building...
and felled some trees...
which produced this problem:
KTHO 590 remains off the air because its power and phone lines were
But the 305-ft. tower is saved (and straight again) thanks to the Forest
which carefully cut the felled trees piece-by-piece, gradually
reducing the stress on the
guy wires rather than allowing them to loosen suddenly and possibly buckle
Note received on Sunday, Nov 10th from Bill Kingman: "Good news --
KTHO went back on the air late Friday! But the wiring is temporary, so this is
subject to change... This morning, 4 days after the wind & fire, everything in
those pictures is under 2 feet of snow, still falling. Increased challenge!